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On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (487 comments in total)
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Ben Stonewall: Is there an adaptor that'll allow the use of Sony lenses?

Yes there is a Sony adapter and it has its own switch to adjust aperture, although it is not very precise.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:58 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (487 comments in total)
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bawbaw: comparing the raws of all the fuji marque bodies... there is nothing in here to justify going from the x-pro to this

Xpro is a blast with 35 and 18 but after that things are better for xt1, it is more universal camera for lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:39 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (487 comments in total)
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Clyde Thomas: Compared this X-T1 to my Sony a7R in the store recently. I must say the Fuji and lens felt much better in hand all around. The slightly bigger-er size and extreme high quality feel made my little Sony feel cheeky.

Now I know where the old Minolta designers must have reincarnated after Sony killed them off. Big difference when a camera company designs compared to an electronics gaming company.

I've been with Sony since the beginning, and with Minolta for 20 years before that. This Fuji X-T1 felt like a real photographers tool compared to the Sony a7 techno-craft wizbanger.

Well and a guy with k-3 would feel the pentax is much better, a canon guy will claim his canon feels better and Nikon person will do exactly the same..... see pattern?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:35 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (487 comments in total)
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berbmit: An amateur's experience constrained by a price-point:

After my D5100 and all lens was stolen I had the chance for a clean start. The X-T1 became the replacement kit; body and three lens graciously payed for by insurance. It was a hard call to move away from the familiar Nikon range, but after a week I'm convinced that I have a whole lot more camera for the replacement price than I could have got with a Nikon!

In particular, I am amazed at the improved quality (subjectively speaking) compared to my old Nikon RAW (using Lightzone/DCRAW under Linux) ... the difference is immediate to my eye.

The handling is really nice; more compact without feeling too small, solid to hold, great build quality. The EVF in low light was a surprise ... as if I was using night vision goggles ... fantastic for composing a low light image.

I'm still getting used to the idea I bought non-Nikon, at this point I am having no buyer regrets and would not trade back to a Nikon price-parity equivalent.

Berbmit, I think you got a very sweet deal.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:32 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (487 comments in total)
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RikPiks: I am surprised to see Exposure Bracketing remains stuck at +/- 1 stop, even though the compensation dial will now handle 3 stops.

People have been asking since the release of the Fuji X cameras that the bracketing range needs to be at least 2 stops to allow quick capture for HDR shots. Just now all X cameras fail badly on that point, and there is no reason that should be so.

It is the mystery of Japanese developers.... someone somewhere on top said 1ev is plenty and everybody else is afraid to suggest something else.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:27 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (487 comments in total)
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edwy: I'm not a big video shooter but why buy a camera with such disappointing video performance? I've owned Nikons since '78 (FE) and I've had problems but my 7100 is cheaper to buy and does a great job of taking fotos. Why pay more for the camera and invest in new lenses?

I have couple of sonys with exceptional video and I never use it anyway. So why would the disappointing video suddenly bother me on Fuji?
I bet many people are like this. Taking good photos and taking good videos are two different things. For each we have appropriate gear.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:25 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (487 comments in total)
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retro76: People rave about Fuji's output, but every sample picture I see doesn't strike me as being anything special, in fact I dare to say very 'average' looking. I know I am missing something here, can someone help me understand this ?

I see a lot of armchair experts over here giving educated opinion by looking at web images without even owning the camera.
There is very little wrong with the t1 and I do own one. If there is a problem I am sure it is with the man behind the camera not the camera itself.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (581 comments in total)

Cute. But the price of $1199.95 for the combo is totally insane for what it is. The initial price of V1 and V2 was insane as well. Now the v1 came down to the manageable price, but sorry, this above $1k is just crazy talk.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 02:52 UTC as 63rd comment
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vscd: I like Fuji, but too many updates are no sign of productivity, but more a sign of banana-software, riping at the customer.

you realize the camera updates were just to accommodate the new lens that hasn't been available before?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 18:32 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (819 comments in total)

Wow, 3000 shots on battery, it is a beast!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 14:44 UTC as 100th comment | 10 replies
On Exposing another side of Sochi news story (178 comments in total)

Run out of the pictures of double toilets, are we?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 21:15 UTC as 29th comment

Do I understand that you need to buy three cameras to have three focal lengths?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 16:28 UTC as 141st comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

I want to see that evf in real life. Other than that, while I am a big Fuji egghead I did notice that lately Fuji seems to favor to repackage extremely similar internals into various different bodies in the same year, just to have different price points. That is going to be a recipe for frustration for first time buyers. One month you buy xe2 just to see it morph next month into a more dslr like body with bigger evf... and as soon as that will sell for a month there will be quickly something else announced with one or two things changed.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 15:45 UTC as 153rd comment | 2 replies
On Olympus announces Stylus SP-100 superzoom with dot-sight news story (89 comments in total)
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Macist: Without GPS, it's useless as a travel camera.

Fail, since superzooms are mostly bought for travel photos.

What is with people and the "its useless " theme?
So many comments on various posts all using the "useless" word.
I just commented on another post where some other user calls e-m1 useless.
Is this a smear campaign or just people are really getting that moronic?
I mean it seriously, so many posts on various Olympus cameras inserting the useless word.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 15:33 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 article (396 comments in total)
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David Smith - Photographer: I think the E-M1 is an excellent camera, but to me it is rendered useless by the serious shutter vibration issue. Even with safe settings this camera surprised me again and again with unsharp pictures. You can't always see this on the small sharp LCD. Only when you look at the results on your computer screen, you'll watch in horror how the E-M1 has destroyed your favorite photo of the day. Quickly sold mine.

I like those great helpful reviews that put various variations of "its useless" meme. I am not Olympus user and now I know why, because unlike everything else it is useless. Wow.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 15:28 UTC

Wow!
The strangest thing is that there are probably some people who would indeed pay $10k for a repackaged Sony. Aside of its very strong silver canon rebel d30 look from year 2000.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 15:22 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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PaulDavis: Full review coming soon? I have owned my a7 for a month and love it but I need DPR's confirmation that I made the right choice!!!!

????
"I need DPR's confirmation that I made the right choice" is really WTF moment of the day. Print it on T-Shirt you will make a lot of money.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 15:57 UTC
On Fujifilm to release X100S in solid black news story (25 comments in total)

Revolutionary!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 14:40 UTC as 1st comment
On Adobe adds Perspective Warp and 3D printing to Photoshop CC news story (158 comments in total)
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justin23: The issue with the rental model stills continues. If you stop paying for the rental model, your files are trapped without anyway of opening them. Worst case they should allow you to open and save any files even if your subscription is no longer valid.
Luckily Lightroom is probably all most photographers really need.

What Automobiles have t do with it? If you stop paying for gas you can still sell it because it is yours. It is like photoshop and paying for electricity.
TV subscription, satellite etc are entertainment services. If you stop paying you get no TV and you can entertain yourself other way.
What if Windows or MAC OSX becomes a subscription service because the model is soooo good?
It is not about photoshop, it is about Adobe believing this is the model for future.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 14:34 UTC
On Adobe adds Perspective Warp and 3D printing to Photoshop CC news story (158 comments in total)
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jadot: Lots of people stamping their feet here. It's easy to see that a percentage of those people are just upset because it's getting harder to keep cracked versions up to date.

The truth is that in a competitive market using the latest software (in this case CC with current updates) can give you a competitive edge.

If you're happy with CS6 or below, then why are you complaining about CC? If it was CS7 you'd complain about the cost of "buying" it and how Adobe force you to buy updates every 18 months. Depending on how you want to use the software, it could actually cost you more to "own" the software every two years. If you don't need the latest features, then you'll probably be alright using Photoshop Express - buy that.

Meanwhile for probably less than what you spend on chocolate in 1 week, professionals are using CC with all the latest updates, spending less time worrying about Adobe's plans for armegeddon, and less time eating chocolate.

This is BS about cracked software. This is to show them that subscription based sales are not the way future is going to be.
Imagine most people say it is a great way to get software and they start pouring money into subscription. I can guarantee that soon after everything else will turn into subscription model and soon you will realize you can't do anything on your computer if you don't pay every month.
You think i am exaggerating a bit? If adobe says the subscription model works beyond expectation and they make billions, I bet every one else will want to jump on board.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 14:22 UTC
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